THE final week of competition for the Sharkies saw the under-7s play Scorpions at home. An undermanned Scorpions side led to some of our little fellas playing for the opposition. Even this did not help the Scorpions, as the Sharks ran in five tries to their two.
The final score was 20 - 8. Try scorers for the Sharks were Declan Williams, Braxton Wienert (2), Matthew Graves-Bochow, and Lafe Hatfield. Man of the Match was awarded to Luke Twomey for a great attacking game. The coach’s award went to Declan Williams for busting through strong defence to score an awesome try. Overall, the under 7s have had a remarkable season displaying great sportsmanship and team spirit. The under 7s coaches Matthew Hatfield and Earl Osborne have put in a big effort each week, and their dedication to training and games has been much appreciated by the under 7 players and parents.
Under 8s had no opposition team to play for their final game of the season so took to the field against each other and had a great fun scratch match.
In Under 9s, Central Scorpions took on the Sharkies in a great 20 minutes of football. Damon Wessells played for the Scorpions and did a fantastic job in tackling his teammates which brought smiles to all on the field. Kalepo Tusa was on fire, running in three tries, with one full field run disallowed after he dropped the ball on the try line. Billy, Tom, Joe, Josh and Zeck were all on fire with their tackles and run ups. Jayden improved fantastically and came up with seven tackles. Man of the Match for being a great sportsman was Damon WessellsIn the second 20 minutes, Yarrabah came to play the Under 9s. For the Sharks Josh and Kalepo scored one each. Tom put in a great effort in tackling and running. Man of the match for was Kalepo Tusa.
The under-11s had a bye this week as no opposition team was available. The whole club is behind the under 11s team and coaching staff as they enter the finals run.
The 12s won 50-0 against Yarrabah, setting themselves up for a grand final qualifier again against arch rivals Edmonton Storm. The local boys go into the game in great form with seven players coming off the bench. Every member of the team is doing their job to the best of their ability. Man of the match performances from ever reliable Fraser Cotton, Locky Cowe and Jack Dickson setting the platform to totally outclass the opposition.